Viagra Alternatives

Updated Jul,2020

Sildenafil is the generic version of Viagra, a popular name brand ED medication. Tadalafil (Cialis) and Viagra (Sildenafil) are extremely similar but have some key differences, including how long they last, dosage options, and side effects. Review their differences and ask your doctor which ED medication is right for you.

What are the alternatives to Viagra?

The generic version of Viagra is called Sildenafil. It's the exact same active ingredient in Viagra. Cialis, the most prevalent alternative to Viagra, has a generic version called Tadalafil.

Why do these make great Viagra alternatives? COST! Simply put, Tadalafil and Sildenafil cost on average 50% LESS than Cialis and Viagra!

Let's break down the key differences between the two medications

Difference #1 How fast each works

Both Tadalafil (Cialis) and Sildenafil (Viagra) work in as quickly as 30 minutes, but Tadalafil (Cialis) lasts way longer. Tadalafil (Cialis) lasts in your system for up to 36 hours. That's 1.5 days! If spontaneous sex is your thing, Tadalafil (Cialis) may be a better option for you due to its long life.

Difference #2 doses

Available Tadalafil (Cialis) doses:

  • 2.5 mg
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg
  • 20 mg

Available Sildenafil (Viagra) doses:

  • 25 mg
  • 50 mg
  • 100 mg

Since Tadalafil (Cialis) comes in a low dose option of 2.5 mg, it means that it's ok to take it every day.

Difference #3 side effects

For simplicity, below is a quick compare chart of common side effects for Sildenafil (Viagra) and Tadalafil (Cialis).

Side Effects Sildenafil (Viagra) Tadalafil (Cialis)
Stuffy or Runny Nose X X
Headache X X
Dizziness X  
Upset Stomach X X
Nausea X  
Indigestion   X
Vision Changes X  
Rash X  
Flushing X X
Back Pain X X
Pain in the Limbs   X
Muscle Aches X X

Learn more about the side effects of Tadalafil and Sildenafil.

How can I get Sildenafil or Tadalafil?

If you're experiencing one or more symptoms of ED, consider these 2 options to get your prescription.

  • Visit your doctor: You can see your doctor to talk about your symptoms. It's best to go to a doctor that you feel comfortable speaking to about your sex life because face-to-face consultations can feel uncomfortable and invasive.
  • Book a quick online consultation: Speak with one of our independent, online physicians. This is a safe, easy, and more comfortable alternative to making a traditional doctor's appointment and then picking up your prescription from the pharmacy. Have a potentially uncomfortable conversation from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Plus, we ship your prescription straight to you. It's never been easier!

Talk to one of our reputable online physicians to get your prescription of Sildenafil and Tadalafil, today!

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